Ray Allen will play against Detroit, according to the team website and a zillion other sources. This is great news: even if he's not at full strength, Ray still commands a level of honesty from the defense that, let's face it, Tony Allen et al just don't. This isn't to bash the C's supporting cast, obviously, who've played great in #20's absence, just stating the fact that in the battle of Allens, Ray > Tony.
Speaking of Tonys, Mr. Massarotti of the Herald has a surprisingly long fluff piece on the inimitable Glenn Rivers today (and when I say "fluff" I fully intend its pornier connotations). It's generally a pretty dull article but contains an amusing anecdote about several Celtics bench players laughing last season when the Garden crowd started one of its "Fire Doc" chants. I'm guessing none of those guys are on the team anymore--seriously, who the hell is from last year's squad--but I'm guessing one of them was Telfair... he always seemed like a dick.
This is a pretty boring post but what can I say, I'm just really excited for the game tonight. Go C's!